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  • simondbarnes
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    I got a cheap one, seems to do the job.

    white91
    Member

    myprotein do a decent one

    legend
    Member

    2 litre fizzy juice bottle. Drink all the Irn-Bru* from it, fill with water, job done.

    *assuming Scotland

    d45yth
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    The cheap one’s go soft or start to disintegrate. The high-density foam one’s last a lot longer.

    Sports direct do one for a bout a fiver. Money well spent i reckon

    Earl
    Member

    for my IT band i use a 2lt plastic coke bottle ….

    butcher
    Member

    Sports direct do one for a bout a fiver. Money well spent i reckon

    Since there’s a Sports Direct round the corner from work I might check that out. Can’t go wrong for a fiver!

    Cheap Decathlon one is getting noticeably deformed after 3 months use. No idea how long it will last compared to a pricey one though.

    TiRed
    Member

    By contrast, my Triggerpoint looks like new and was used a lot for the first six months. Now it;s just for a recovery massage. It is a great piece of kit.

    butcher
    Member

    A big foam rolling pin. It can’t be that complicated surely. Should I just buy the cheapest. Or do you get what you pay for?

    Premier Icon mcnultycop
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    Ged the widest one you can. A great buy, I’ve just had a post squats session on mine and I know because of that I’ll feel better tomorrow.

    tony24
    Member

    Argos do 1 for £10

    fenred
    Member

    FIT66 eBay, £20ish when I bought mine a couple of years ago. Drinks bottles nowhere near hard enough for my ITB.

    andybanks
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    A good guide for when you’ve got one – cycling specific

    http://www.bicycling.com/training-nutrition/injury-prevention/roll-out-kinks

    DanW
    Member

    A water bottle just isn’t firm enough to do the job and cheap foam doesn’t last as others have said.

    I use a 45cm foam roller from PhysioSupplies- well worth the extra few pennies.

    hmanchester
    Member

    Cheap ones do go soft very quickly and there is definitely an upper limit on technology in a foam roller.

    As suggested above, one of the Fit 66 ones from ebay/amazon are a good compromise.

    Or if you’re feeling evil a Rumble Roller

    wellywheels
    Member

    i use this, tad expensive thou £40 ish.

    only got this one over the others as it’s hollow, so when i was racing world cups last year and had to travel on the plane with it, i could stuff it full of kit. so it wouldn’t take up to much room in the kit bag.

    SkillWill
    Member

    Just happened to click buy on one of those ^ on Amazon about 2 mins ago, so glad to hear they are good. You can get the orange one for £32 with free delivery at the moment.

    wellywheels
    Member

    I’ve had it for over a year now, and the foam is still just as good as when i bought it.

    Mary Hinge
    Member

    I made mine!

    Had some 5″ underground soil pipe left over from a job, cut it to about 24″ long. Wrapped in a single layer of foam sleeping mat fastened with a bit of gaffer tape.

    Works perfectly. Was hard when I first started, but it really works as I can do 4 or 5 times more “rolls” now than I could 6 months ago.

    Euro
    Member

    I just used an old rug rolled into a tube.

    SkillWill
    Member

    I just used some old seagull beaks wrapped in crepe paper.

    DT78
    Member

    That rumble roller does look evil.

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